HPV Vaccination: Mobilizing Our Community for Cancer Prevention
HPV vaccine prevents infection with the most harmful kinds of human papillomavirus. The vaccine is safe, effective, and can protect people from most of the cancers caused by HPV.
The Knox County Health Department is launching an initiative to increase human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in the region. Medical and youth serving professionals are invited to attend a free networking and professional education program on April 23 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center, 604 South Gay Street.
The speakers will discuss the burden of HPV-related cancer, the barriers to vaccination, and suggest innovative and successful vaccine strategies. Dinner will be provided. CEUs and CECHs are available: Nursing $10, Social Work $15 fee.
Registration is free, but seating is limited. Advance registration is required. Click here to register now.
HPV and Cancer Update
Larry C. Kilgore, MD
Dr. Kilgore is a professor and interim chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UT Graduate School of Medicine. He is also the director of the University Gynecologic Oncology Division at UT Medical Center. Dr. Kilgore is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology with specialty boards in GYN Oncology. He has been in practice for 28 years.
How We Promote and Communicate the HPV Vaccine Matters
Robin Vanderpool, DrPH, CHES
Dr. Vanderpool is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of Kentucky and deputy director of the CDC-funded, UK Rural Cancer Prevention Center. Her projects with the Rural Cancer Prevention Center include HPV vaccination initiatives among young adult women and high-school students; understanding mammography experiences of Appalachian women; and colorectal cancer literacy and numeracy assessments.